As a fan of Elly Griffiths, I have read all of the series with forensic archaeologist, Dr Ruth Galloway, which is brilliant but this is my first read of the Brighton Series and it was certainly different but highly entertaining. It can easily be read as a standalone but I now feel the need to get the rest in the series.
The Midnight Hour is set in the 1960s and a theatre impresario, Bert Billingham, is found dead in his chair one Sunday by one of his sons. He has been poisoned and the son accuses his mother, Verity, of murdering Bert. Verity hires private investigators Emma, previously police officer and wife of Edgar, and Sam, previously a reporter, to look into it.
There are numerous twists and turns alongside an interesting slant on sexism in that era.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Quercus Books and Elly Griffiths for my ARC of The Midnight Hour in return for my honest review.